Carte da Gioco Toscana souvenir deck published by Rotalsele, 2002. See the box►
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I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Published by Il Meneghello, this pack provides a visual history of Fascism in Italy between 1919 and...
Egg-shaped cards created by Rodolfo Krasno employing photographic images by Michel Leclerc.
Giuliano Costa's Jack-O’-Lantern tarot blends Rider-Waite symbolism with the rich and atmospheric th...
Reproduction of a 40-card transformation pack with designs by “WS”, adapted for the game of Black Ca...
A selection of Mario Testino’s photographic work in various fields, notably fashion.
Hot-air balloons and airships from the early days to 1988, with designs by S. Baraldi and F. Tacconi...
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Costante Costantini's second Minchiate deck, “Le Nuove Minchiate di Firenze”, was published by Solle...
Minchiate Fiorentine created by Costante Costantini, published by Edizioni del Solleone.
American President Lines shipping souvenir playing cards, early to mid-1950s.
Official souvenir pack showing 52 coloured exhibits from the New York World’s Fair, 1964-6.
‘Century of Progress’ Exposition playing cards produced by Western Playing Card Company, USA, 1933. ...
Multicoloured Belgian/Genoese pattern cards, probably printed by Fournier for Lebanon.
A set of Tarot trumps on the subject of the cinema, with designs by Sergio Sarri.
Modern Italian fortune-telling pack from 1975, with designs by Sergio Ruffolo.
New York City souvenir playing cards with 53 different views of interest, USA, 1915.
Sergio Ruffolo’s “Tarocco Indovino” is an expanded version of his “Lo Zodiaco” cartomancy deck.
Traditional Italian card game with bold designs by Costante Costantini.
Nation’s capital souvenir playing cards published by the United States Playing Card Company, USA, 19...
Photographs of flowers, herbs and vegetables by leading photographer Tessa Traeger.
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
A celebration of some of Ireland’s most famous patriots, politicians and poets.
Small, narrow cards designed by Osvaldo Menegazzi, bearing a strong resemblance to a Swedish pattern...
Long, narrow cards designed by Osvaldo Menegazzi, featuring Napoleon, Josephine and various soldiers...
Promotional pack for Chianti Classico wine, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Promotional pack for a German steel hardening business, with designs by Costante Costantini.
Calendar events and visitor attractions to be found in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
‘Motoveteráni’ playing cards featuring the photographs of Robert Sobčák, Czech Republic,
Alaska scenic playing cards featuring scenes of Alaskan life, USA, c. 1960.